BMW teamed up with Italian styling house Pininfarina to create this striking-looking one-off, the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé. Officially unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013, this is the first time that BMW and Pininfarina have partnered up to create a concept.
“The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that you get another, very different and special angle on facets like luxury and exclusivity,” notes Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design. “The Italian company, after all, has always been a byword for these criteria in particular, demonstrating time and again its keen sensitivity and exceptional finesse in these areas. In Pininfarina we have found the ideal partner to lend shape to this vehicle concept.”
Inside, the car blends themes of elegance and luxury, featuring finest leather and kauri wood aged more than 48,000 years. The kauri wood is native to New Zealand, and is one of the rarest timbers in the world. Under the hood lies a V12 engine, though specs were not released. Could this V12-powered BMW concept hint at a future 8 Series? Let us know in the comments section below.
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